Michaella Roberts almost didn’t make it to England U20 level after being told she wasn’t allowed to play rugby when she broke her leg as a child.
Roberts’ love for the game began at just nine years of age when she started playing for her local club Camborne, in Cornwall.
Inspired by school teacher Jonathan Peck after he introduced her to the game of touch rugby, Roberts hasn’t looked back, captaining Cornwall from U15 to U18 level before moving to Bristol Ladies to play in the Tyrrells Premier 15s.
The front-rower made her debut in the 2017/18 season against Harlequins in a narrow defeat at the Twickenham Stoop.
Prop Roberts, who is also a big football and athletics fan, also takes inspiration from her father David, who played for Camborne and Bristol College.
And it would appear sporting skill is in the family genes, with her sister Amber a budding 100m sprinter and long jumper.
Inspired by Fijian international Josh Matavesi, who was born in Cornwall, Roberts describes herself as ‘funny, loving and trustworthy’.
In her spare time enjoys watching Hollyoaks, playing Call of Duty and supporting her favourite football team, Chelsea.